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These quizzes are on books by a variety of authors, all of them British. If you are looking for quizzes about a specific British author, you need to look for them in the author-based categories.   

There are 43 quizzes and 510 trivia questions in this category.
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category Haddon, Mark category Hardy, Thomas
category Rankin, Ian
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Brit Lit: The Modern Age--1902-1960

This is the final quiz in my British Literature series. It contains questions about poetry, short fiction, novels, and drama from the early to middle twentieth century. Have fun!
Average (15 qns)
alaspooryoric
1515 plays
2
Ben and Stephen and Nick

A quiz on some of my favorite modern British authors. Nothing too high-brow here - what these men have in common is readability and wit.
Average (10 qns)
agony
2862 plays
3
Middle English Literature

Refresh your knowledge or broaden your horizons with this survey of Middle English Literature. Here, you'll find more than just Chaucer, though you'll find him too!
Tough (20 qns)
skylarb
1569 plays
4
Brit Lit: Late Renaissance--Early 17th Century

This quiz is one in a series of British Literature games. This particular one is about literature written during the late Renaissance or the early seventeenth century. See what you know or what you can learn!
Average (10 qns)
alaspooryoric
618 plays
5
Medieval Literature: Old English

The topic of this quiz is English literature composed between 450 AD and 1066 AD. Much of it would have been written originally in Old English or Latin.
Average (10 qns)
alaspooryoric
576 plays
6
Brit Lit: The Victorian Age--1831-1901

Here is yet another quiz in my ongoing British Literature series. This one covers the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, etc. written during what is typically referred to as the Victorian Age.
Average (15 qns)
alaspooryoric
888 plays
7
London In Literature

Naturally enough, a lot of English literature is concerned with the capital, and many authors are intimately associated with the city. Here is a quiz on London in literature from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Tough (15 qns)
TabbyTom
2505 plays
8
British Literature: The Renaissance--16th Century

This quiz is concerned with poetry, drama, etc. written by English writers between 1485 and 1603. This quiz is also one of several in a series about British literature that begins with the Old English literary period.
Average (10 qns)
alaspooryoric
600 plays
9
Famous First Words : Great British Novels

This is the second installment in my "Famous First Words" series. I'll give you some clues, then the first line of a British novel, you just pick the title and author. Watch out: in question ten, I'll give you the author, you pick the novel!
Average (10 qns)
thula2
966 plays
10
Medieval Literature: Middle English

A quiz about English lit from 1066 (the Norman conquest) to 1485 (the ascension of the House of Tudor), the second half of the Medieval Period. "Middle English" refers to the language spoken between Old English and Modern English.
Average (10 qns)
alaspooryoric
453 plays
11
Yup, English and Irish Lit

Here are some questions on English and Irish writers, their works, etc., all trivialized for your safety and enjoyment. Enjoy!
Tough (15 qns)
Lofgeornost
1773 plays
12
Writer's Bloc

There is writer's block, and then there is a writer's bloc, an informal grouping of writers with a common association, in this case, all British. See if you can put together these authors or their works from the clues and pictures provided.
Average (10 qns)
CmdrK
531 plays
13
Brit Lit: The Romantic Age--1785-1830

Here is yet another quiz in my ongoing British Literature series. This one covers the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, etc. written during what is typically referred to as the Romantic Period.
Tough (15 qns)
alaspooryoric
477 plays
14
Brit Lit: Restoration Lit--Late 17th Century

Welcome to yet another quiz in the ongoing survey of British literature! This quiz is about the playwrights, poets, and prose writers of the late 1700s or the era of the Restoration of the English monarchy.
Average (10 qns)
alaspooryoric
372 plays
15
Scottish Literature

Robert Burns is possibly the most famous Scottish writer but there are plenty of others, see how well you know them.
Average (15 qns)
alan03
897 plays
16
A Very British Book

There are books by British writers that are universal. Then there are books by British writers that reflect Britain in a particular time or period with astounding clarity.
Average (10 qns)
Christinap
591 plays
17
Do You Know Your Early British Novels?

This quiz will cover only British novels (no poetry) up to the Modernist period. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
cotton804
1848 plays
18
Classic English Novels

You are given the summary of the initial situation or events of a classic English novel. Up to you to find out which one is meant.
Average (10 qns)
flem-ish
3477 plays
19
Brit Lit: Age of Reason--18th Century

Welcome to another game in my ongoing British Literature series of quizzes! This one covers the poets, novelists, dramatists, and essayists of the 1700's until late in the century when Romanticism is the dominant influence.
Average (10 qns)
alaspooryoric
393 plays
20
English Lit 101

See if you can recall facts about authors, poets and their works found in literature from the British Isles.
Tough (10 qns)
debodun
795 plays
21
London Literary Allusions

You will need to know some literary history to do well in this quiz.
Difficult (10 qns)
londoneye98
399 plays
22
A Pictorial Guide to British Literature

A quiz about some popular British authors and their works, with pictorial clues to help you answer.
Average (10 qns)
rossian
693 plays
23
Let Me Go Look

You might mutter these words as you delve into your collection of books to see who started their books with these words. This collection of words come from the start of various novels all written by British authors. Let's see which ones you recognise.
Average (10 qns)
suomy
1473 plays
24
English Literature Made Simple - No. 3

This quiz will cover Eighteenth Century English literature up to the Romantic Revolt.
Average (10 qns)
rblayer
1461 plays
25
Writers From Wales

Wales is a small country which has produced its share of well-known writers, poets and playwrights. Your challenge is to identify them from my clues.
Average (10 qns)
bracklaman
654 plays
26
A Picture of British Lit!

Using the pictures as clues, can you identify some of my all-time favorite books from English literature?
Average (10 qns)
coachpauly
720 plays
27
For Your Ayes Only

Aye, laddie - or lassie, as the case may be - a quiz about Scottish literature. Scottish authors, Scottish subjects, or Scottish settings. A wee bit of everything Scots related.
Average (10 qns)
daver852
1269 plays
28
English Literature Made Simple - No. 2

Anyone who survived a high school or college English Lit. class should have no problem with this quiz about 'non-Shakespearian' Elizabethan Age and 17th Century literature. Enjoy.
Easy (10 qns)
rblayer
1425 plays
29
Victorian Literature

Questions on British (and Irish?) Victorian poets and novelists.
Difficult (10 qns)
oink
2238 plays
30
If All Else Fails

If all else fails, I can count on a good book from my home nation to take me to a better place. Here are some British favourites for you to peruse. Beware! Some plot spoilers lie in wait...
Average (10 qns)
malik24
1416 plays
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